Final Note

Trump picks a Wall Street lawyer to head the SEC

Lizzie O'Leary Jan 4, 2017
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President-elect Donald Trump waves to the crowd while being introduced to speak to supporters at the Giant Center, December 15, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Final Note

Trump picks a Wall Street lawyer to head the SEC

Lizzie O'Leary Jan 4, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump waves to the crowd while being introduced to speak to supporters at the Giant Center, December 15, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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This final note before we go.

President-Elect Trump has chosen Jay Clayton to head the Securities and Exchange commission.

He’s a lawyer who has represented many big banks on Wall Street, including Goldman Sachs and Barclays. The SEC’s purview includes enforcing rules for securities firms, and may play a role in Trump’s stated plan to dismantle the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law put into place after the 2008 financial crisis.

The Trump team put out a statement today saying they want to, “undo many regulations which have stifled investment in American businesses.”

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